Risk Assessment on Construction Sites

A practical approach to risk assessment is at the beginning of your work day asking yourself the following questions: What is the task you’ll be performing? What are the hazards associated with that task? Can you eliminate the hazards? If not, then can you protect yourself from the hazard? If

By |2023-05-02T21:26:25+00:00May 2nd, 2023|News, Safety Articles|

How To Prevent Electrocution In Construction

Electrocution continues to be the 4th leading cause of death among construction workers The reality is, most workers are unaware of many of the potential electrical hazards on the jobsite or disregard known hazards because following safety protocol is time consuming. However, most work-related electrocutions are preventable. Causes

By |2023-05-18T20:09:56+00:00May 2nd, 2023|News, Safety Articles|

Preventing Struck-By Injury on Construction Sites

Struck-by incidents are the 2nd leading cause of death among construction workers, and the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry.[1] This week is National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents and a perfect opportunity for all of us in and out of the construction industry to re-assess our safety practices

By |2023-04-17T21:55:19+00:00April 17th, 2023|News, Safety Articles|

Gearing Up for Women in Construction Week 2023

At Hilmerson we are gearing up for the 25th annual Women in Construction (WIC) Week. Many Paths, One Mission This year's theme, 'Many Paths, One Mission', celebrates the different journeys women have taken toward the same goal: strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry. Why is WIC

By |2023-05-12T18:07:16+00:00March 3rd, 2023|News|

Stand Alone Fence For Construction: Traditional Perimeter Fencing vs Reusable Heavy-Duty Fencing

Most of us in the construction industry have used the same style perimeter fencing for years and have come to expect it as the norm. Cheap, bending, falling over, messy sandbags. Have you ever wondered, "why do I keep using this $#!++% fence? Is there a better option?" What is the difference between

Working From Height: 3 Ways to Engineer Out the Hazard

For contractors, providing a workplace free of danger while working at height is a big responsibility, especially since we know falls continue to be construction’s leading cause of death. OSHA requires fall protection provided at elevations of six feet in the construction industry to prevent workers from falling off overhead platforms, elevated work stations

By |2023-05-12T18:52:54+00:00November 16th, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News, PS Not BS|

How Are You Taking Better Care of Our Planet?

Commercial Construction Industry Embracing Sustainability I’ve long believed it’s our responsibility to protect our planet. It is exciting to see the commercial construction industry’s willingness to embrace sustainability, often through LEED-certified projects. Hilmerson Safety® is proud to have deployed Modular Jib Systems or “sky hooks” as well as our safety rail system and cart

By |2022-10-24T21:43:06+00:00October 24th, 2022|News|

How Green Is Your Dumpster?

Back when I visited construction job sites around the country as a safety consultant, it drove me crazy to see 2 x 4s used for safety guardrails, then tossed into landfills. That’s our environment going to waste! While most commercial construction companies now try to be more protective of our natural resources, it’s still

By |2022-11-16T19:12:54+00:00September 14th, 2022|News|

Hilmerson Safety Is Granted a U.S. Patent For Its Multi-Use Stair/Slab Grabber

The company’s expanding portfolio of construction safety products is transforming how industry leaders do business Stair/Slab Grabber Hilmerson Safety is once again proving there are better ways to keep job sites safe, by announcing it has been granted a U.S. patent for its multi-use Stair/Slab Grabber. This is the eighth patent issued

By |2023-01-02T18:52:50+00:00September 12th, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News|